Sunday, 31 March 2019


Liathach from Beinn Eighe
Fresh snow on Spidean Coire nan Clach
Still winter in the corries
Coire Mhic Fhearchair & Tripple Buttress of Beinn Eighe
Liathach looking moody
A weekend away in the most spectacular of areas in the Scottish Highlands, Torridon. A weekend is just not enough, try a week. Or more! Beinn Eighe is one of the 'Big 3' classic mountains in the area. It doesn't have the scrambling fun like Liathach and Beinn Alligin but it's complex and huge ridge line makes up for this. It also has some fine views, especially towards the chiseled outline of Liathach to the west.
The temperatures had dropped enough on Friday to leave a sprinkling of fresh snow above 900m or so. A definite winter feel to the day. It was mostly a dry and clear day with just a few very brief snow showers.
Tripple Buttress
Sunshine & snow showers
Sunday dawned completely clear skies and lower temperatures with hardly a breeze on the tops. The cloud quickly rolled in but it was another fine day to be out on the summits with superb views. The sun quickly melted most of the fresh snow from the previous day. The old snow pack in the corries had firmed up an it was great to crampon up Coire an Laoigh for a second time, why not?

Blue skies above Liathach on Saturday
Liathach & Ruadh-Stac Mor
Looking north towards The Fisherfield Forest
The Eastern section of Beinn Eighe
Ruadh-Stac Mor
Winter conditions in The Highlands for all this week. A lot more snow forecast, even to lower levels.
As I always state (every year), winter ain't over until at least mod April.

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